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A 59-year-old male asked:

Is it possible to contract hiv receiving anal fingering from someone with a cut on their finger?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
HIV ?: Any contact involving blood from an infected individual with mucosal surfaces (such as the lining of the rectum) can cause transmission of HIV. If the HIV status of the sexual partner is unknown, ask your physician for testing. This might take 2-3 months before a negative test can be relied upon.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Hypothetical: Life is full of risks, meaning there is always some risk in anything a person does. The answer to, "Is it possible," is usually YES even if something will never happen in a lifetime. A fingerer and fingeree should talk about their infections or lack of infections, before doing fingering. Talking beforehand is a good thing to do... because if neither person has HIV, then no HIV can be contracted.
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I've read a lot of stories about HIV and Fingering. The most interesting thing is that even if you have a cut on your finger, you don't get HiV. I actually wonder if this is true. Some sites always say this can happen. However, certain sites say NO?
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Can you get HIV from a finger entered (fingering) into the vagina if the person has a old cut on their finger about 2weeks old. Finger wasn't bleeding?
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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A 29-year-old male asked:
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Infectious Disease 55 years experience
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Last updated Jan 7, 2019

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